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Royals | Lineup changes take effect
Thu, 09 May 2013 16:29:17 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon has moved from the leadoff spot to third Thursday, May 9, with 1B Billy Butler hitting cleanup. "The most important two spots we have in the lineup right now should be manned by Gordy and Billy," manager Ned Yost said. "That's three and four. Everything else is interchangeable depending on who's hot and the matchups." The team's No. 4 hitter has ranked last in RBIs (seven), extra-base hits (six) and slugging percentage (.277), and they are ranked 29th among 30 teams with a .271 on-base percentage. SS Alcides Escobar is batting leadoff with OF Lorenzo Cain following him. Escobar prefers to hit second and has much more experience in that slot, but he doesn't have a problem hitting atop the order. 2B Chris Getz and OF Jeff Francoeur returned to the lineup Thursday, but they'll need to show production soon if they want to keep everyday jobs. Yost plans on using this new-look lineup for an extended period of time.

3/25 - Dodgers | Andre Ethier sidelined at least a week
3/25 - Brewers | Milwaukee pares down roster
3/25 - Indians | Jason Kipnis getting in light work
3/25 - Mariners | Sebastian Valle sent down
3/25 - Astros | Houston sends four players to minors
3/25 - Nationals | Washington sends four to minors
3/25 - Mets | Juan Lagares expects to be ready
3/25 - Twins | Jose Berrios sent to Class AAA
3/25 - Indians | Lonnie Chisenhall to sit a few days
3/25 - Orioles | Chris Lee sent down
3/25 - Mariners | Ariel Miranda optioned
3/25 - Cardinals | Jhonny Peralta expects to be fine
3/25 - Blue Jays | Devon Travis still uncertain for opener
3/25 - Red Sox | David Price plays catch
3/25 - Cardinals | Lance Lynn leaves game early
3/25 - Indians | Jose Ramirez receives extension
3/25 - Mets | Juan Lagares leaves game
3/25 - Astros | Collin McHugh primed for spring debut
3/25 - Blue Jays | Roberto Osuna set to return Monday
3/25 - Tigers | Miguel Cabrera making progress
3/25 - Rockies | Colorado trims roster by three
3/25 - Diamondbacks | Gregor Blanco feeling better
3/25 - Athletics | Marcus Semien scratched Saturday
3/25 - White Sox | Carlos Rodon receives clean MRI
3/25 - Dodgers | Andre Ethier meeting with doctors Saturday
3/25 - Rangers | Tanner Scheppers sidelined again
3/25 - Rangers | Carlos Gomez making progress
3/25 - Rockies | Jon Gray expected to be fine
3/25 - Brewers | Hiram Burgos sent down
3/25 - Pirates | Gregory Polanco scratched Saturday

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